Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Issue 1 - First Report of the Committee


THURSDAY, October 23, 1997

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT

Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such legislation and other matters as were referred to it, reports, pursuant to Rule 104, that the expenses incurred by the Committee during the Second Session of the Thirty-fifth Parliament are as follows:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

Professional Services $4,981.15
Witness Expenses $ 51,470.38
Other $ 63.00
TOTAL $ 56,514.53

2. With respect to its examination of the resolution to amend the Constitution of Canada, Term 17 of the Terms of Union of Newfoundland with Canada:

Professional Services $8,857.00
Transportation $ 40,762.29
Witness Expenses $ 12,690.71
Other $3,630.00
TOTAL $ 65,940.00

In the course of the Second Session of the Thirty-fifth Parliament, the Committee held eighty-five meetings, during which it heard three hundred and seventy-three witnesses. The Committee considered twenty-five bills, including seventeen Government public bills, three private members' public bills introduced in the Commons, three Senate public bills and two Senate private bills. In addition, the Committee had referred to it the resolution to amend the Constitution of Canada, Term 17 of the Terms of Union of Newfoundland with Canada. The Committee also reviewed the proposed regulations pursuant to the Firearms Act, as well as the proposed regulations pursuant to the Referendum Act. The Committee submitted thirty-one reports.

Respectfully submitted,

LORNA MILNE

Chair